5 Best Wireless Headphones and Earphones

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve heard that Apple has eliminated the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from its most recent version of the iPhone, the iPhone 7, in an effort to help users go wireless. While this move seems logical, with more and more technology going wireless, it’s bound to inconvenience users who are attached to their wired headphones. Luckily, Apple is one step ahead and will ship the iPhone 7 with a lightning adaptor that will allow users to plug in their traditional headphones.

However, if you’re ready to follow Apple’s lead and ditch the wires, there are a number of fantastic wireless headphones on the market. Here are five great options that will give you phenomenal sound quality using a Bluetooth connection:

1. Jabra MOVE Bluetooth Headset

Price: $119.99

With 8-hour battery life and a minimalistic form factor, the Jabra MOVE Bluetooth headphones provide exceptional value for the price. These headphones deliver full sound and pair easily with Bluetooth enabled devices. They also offer a lightweight design that allows you to control calls and music right from the headset.

2. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

Price: $449.85

With classic design and world-class noise-cancelling technology, you really can’t go wrong with the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones. These headphones offer phenomenal sound quality and a whopping 20 hours of battery life. If you take calls on your phone, you’ll also find that the noise-rejecting dual microphone gives you clear calls even in the noisiest environments.

These headphones re both Bluetooth and NFC enabled so you can connect to a wide variety of devices. The Bose Connect app also lets you manage your paired devices.

3. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones

Price: $329.23

With 12-hour battery life and on-ear controls, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 wireless headphones are a great choice. While Beats headphones have historically delivered a bass-heavy sound profile, the Solo2 headphones offer balanced sound. They’re also foldable, making them perfect for students and anyone on the move.

4. Bose SoundSport Wireless Earphones

Price: $219.76

If you prefer an in-ear form factor, the Bose SoundSport wireless earphones are a fantastic choice. When it comes to sound quality and design, these earphones won’t disappoint. They’re the perfect pair of earphones for even the most intense workouts, thanks to their StayHear+ tips and sweat-resistant design. When it comes to battery life, they’ll last you about 6 to 7 hours.

5. Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones

Price: $219.22

Featuring a similar price and battery life, the Beats Powerbeats2 are also a great choice if you’re looking for a set of wireless earphones Like the Bose SoundSport, they’re also water and sweat-resistant. However, when it comes to fit and design, the Powerbeats2 feature a clip that wraps around the user’s ear. This clip offers a comfortable fit, while keeping the earphones in place. These earphones also offer a bit of a different sound profile with more pronounced lows.

By Mike Agerbo

September 13, 2016